December 2023 Newsletter

Wishing you a beautiful New Year with full of Joy and Happiness

Do you know  "Hire Sake" ?

Hire Sake is that Charred fish fin (mainly blowfish tail fin (called "Fugu" in Japanese) is placed in hot sake for this style of Sake drinking. In the Sake, fish fin broth scents this sake to produce a pleasant and deep flavor.
Usually comes with a lid. Lighting up with a match as soon as you open a lid, rich and deep aroma touches your nose immediately and bring you to happiness!
Fugu cuisine is famous in Shimonoseki and Kitakyushu city area in Kyushu and Yamaguchi region. 

Fugu can be lethally poisonous to humans meaning it must be carefully prepared to remove toxic parts and restaurant preparation of fugu must have a special license in Japan.

There are many other descriptions of blowfish but "Fugu are highly prized and used as gifts at ceremonial occasions, as the locals in Snimonoseki and Kitakyushu region are believed to bring good fortune.'' 

Would recommend to try out Fugu Cuisine when you are visiting Japan!

If you want to try out Hot Sake, i would recommend these sake 

Tennotsubu Junmai 


Celebrating New Year's,

Here is sake I would recommend

(Drink - Chilled to Room Temp, please do not make Hot Sake with Junmai Daiginjyo)

SakeTrend Junmai Daiginjyo set

Dassai Beyond Junmai Daiginjyo - New Product!!


Thank you again for supporting our small business, and will continue to bring interesting small local Jizake sake to California,


Best wishes for you and your family!